[Ed. – What a marroon. And top of the Thursday morning to you.]
In a wide-ranging email interview with The Daily Beast ahead of his recent FYF Fest headlining show in Los Angeles, the outspoken English rock icon (and former Smiths frontman) expounded on his controversial statements blasting Obama’s “whiteness” over his handling of America’s ongoing police brutality crisis.
“Obama, is he white inside? That’s a very logical question—but I think he probably is,” Morrissey pondered aloud last week to a smitten Larry King in a rare televised conversation in which he also addressed suicide, his cancer scare, and hisnotorious butt-groping at the fingers of the TSA.
Asked to clarify those controversial statements on Obama, Moz zeroed in on the president’s refusal to take a tougher stance in the face of Ferguson and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
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“I can’t see him doing anything at all for the black community except warning them that they must respect the security forces,” Morrissey wrote. “This is ludicrous because the so-called security forces are the Ku Klux Klan to most black Americans. It seems evident to me that black males are being deliberately murdered throughout America as a closing message to Obama, telling him that his presidency has meant nothing and that the division of color is now bigger than ever.
“Obama doesn’t see this, but if a white cop shot one of his daughters I don’t imagine he’d be willing to accept the exoneration of that white cop,” he said.